As part of the Australian Government’s Rural R&D for Profit programme, a national survey of farmers about the topic of agricultural extension is being conducted.
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Australia has the highest extinction rate of native species on earth. The impact of feral cats has been recognised as one of the major threats to Australia's native and endangered wildlife. In many cases, feral cats could be the final threat that causes a species to become extinct.
Increasing the clay content of sandy soils in the Great Southern region of Western Australia can reduce soil erosion risk by improving crop establishment, potentially increasing crop yields.
A soil erosion management project was conducted in 2015-16 by North Stirlings Pallinup Natural Resources at five sites south of Borden to demonstrate the effect of applying clayey subsoil to sandy duplex soils. Trials Coordinator Laura Page said that in 2015 the clay application generally caused a slight improvement in the plant germination rates of the subsequent crop by improving the ability of the surface soil to absorb and hold moisture.
Public comment is being sought on the the Esperance extension of the State Barrier Fence.